Press Releases


Genoa, 20 December 2016 --- Ansaldo Sts S.p.A. informs that, on 19 December 2016, the Board of Directors resolved:

by majority vote

- That Mr. Alberto de Benedictis meets the requirements set out for independent directors, also having regard to the pro veritate opinion rendered by prof. Angelici, emeritus professor of commercial law at La Sapienza University of Rome, thus further confirming the previous resolution of the Company’s Board of Directors;

Hitachi unveils first UK built Intercity Express Train

Newton Aycliffe, County Durham; 9th December, 2016 --- Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE), a global rail specialist with over 100 years of industry expertise, today celebrates the first Intercity Express (IEP) train to be built in the UK at its manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Hitachi will be joined by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, Minister for Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy, and Ambassador of Japan in the UK, Koji Tsuruoka.

Hitachi Acquires Turkish Kurt & Kurt to Further Strengthen the Healthcare Business

Tokyo, December 9, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd.(“Hitachi”) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 75% shares of Kurt ve Kurt Ithalat Ihracat ve Mumessillik Anonim Sirketi (“Kurt & Kurt”) and making it a consolidated subsidiary of Hitachi on April 1, 2017. Through the acquisition, Hitachi will gain the healthcare business platform which would help further expanding its global business and provide the total solution by strengthening operation services for hospital imaging centers and so on.

Hitachi Automotive Systems’ mono tube shock absorber used on minor change models of Toyota’s Lexus IS series

Tokyo, December 7, 2016 --- Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that its automotive mono tube shock absorber is being used on all models of Toyota Motor Corporation’s Lexus IS series which were released in October, 2016 as minor change models.

Hitachi Rail Italy Awarded Service Contracts Worth 108 Million Euro

Naples (ITALY), 30 November 2016 – Hitachi Rail Italy has been awarded three Service contracts for a total amount of 108 million Euro. They are for the provision of maintenance of Frecciarossa 1000, Frecciarossa 500 and TSR regional trains. The new contracts include activities of control, monitoring and maintenance through the supply of materials and experienced skilled labor.


Hitachi and ELES Agree on Common Smart Grids and Smart Communities Action

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 25 November, 2016 – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) and ELES, d.o.o. (ELES) today announced that they have agreed to undertake a joint project on smart grids and smart community business in Slovenia. The project will run for three years from November 2016 to October 2019. A number of advanced solutions will be demonstrated by Hitachi to establish or expand its existing service-based business. These solutions will be further extended to other European regions in the future.